Case Closed Court Stops Proceedings Against 'Bishop Bling'

Proceedings against Germany's controversial bishop of Limburg were dropped on Monday after a settlement was reached. The embattled Catholic cleric, who has come under fire for his lavish lifestyle, was accused of making false statements in court documents.
It remains to be seen if Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst will be allowed to return to his diocese.

It remains to be seen if Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst will be allowed to return to his diocese.

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